If you are dealing with recurring sinus infections, you are probably resistant to antibiotics. This is a rather serious conditions, since most people (doctors as well) believe that antibiotics are the only remedy for sinusitis.
What you probably do not know is that Ayurveda has the best solution to your health problem.
It is believed that sinusitis and its most common painful symptoms such as post-nasal drip, inflammation and sinus headache, are caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Sometimes these symptoms are nothing more than a simple allergic reaction to dust, pollen, air pollution and other irritants.
Whatever their cause, all sinus infections respond to measures that balance kapha—since it regulates mucus and fluids in the sinus cavity. A heavy, cold, slow, and sticky kapha can be balanced by foods and behaviors that create the opposite effect. Therefore, you should favor a light diet of warm, cooked foods that are easy to digest, such as steamed vegetables, non-creamy vegetable soups, cooked whole grains, and cooked fruits.
Avoid alcohol, red meat, and cold and iced foods and beverages, in addition to all curdled foods like cheese and yogurt– both the dairy and non-dairy ranges.
If you have symptoms of congestion and pressure, try frequent sips of hot drinks, such as herbal tea, throughout the day. You can also inhale the steam from a pot of freshly boiled water for 5 to 10 minutes, twice a day.
Including a couple drops of eucalyptus oil to the water after boiling will help open up nasal passages, however make certain to keep your eyes closed to avoid stinging.
Because you have a history of sinus infections, a weakened immune system unquestionably plays an essential role.
Weak immunity and weak digestion work together. When you consume foods that are too tough to digest, for instance, your digestive system gets overloaded and develops a sticky toxic substance called ama. Over time, excess ama will travel to weak areas in your body — in this case, the sinuses — to block regular functioning and develop disease.
To build resistance, you require to clear your body of contaminants. An astonishingly basic but effective method to assist your body do this is to boil spring water and sip the hot water throughout the day.
For extra relief during sinus attacks, high the following in two quarts of boiled water: two pieces of fresh ginger, 4 leaves of mint, two cloves, and 1 teaspoon marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis). Make this ama-busting tea each morning, keep it in a thermos, and sip it hot all day.
Finally, cook with digestion and immune-enhancing spices like turmeric, ginger, cumin, coriander, fennel, and black pepper. These spices also assist clear your sinuses by promoting mucous drainage.